Wednesday, 9 August 2017

The element of luck is bare minimum in Indian Poker League says Raj Kundra

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#Raj_Kundra and his wife #Shilpa_Shetty attended launch of #Indian_Poker_League on Tuesday in Mumbai. While interacting with media, Kundra stated that the element of luck is bare minimum in this Indian Poker League.

Talking about his new venture, Kundra said, “IPL just couldn’t keep me away, so I’m back. This is an ideal opportunity to put India on the global poker map. The winning team here will play as Team India at the World Cup .The format of match poker is digitally delivered cards around the table. There is website called from where you can download the app and people of the country can start playing and depending upon how players rank in the country, then the federation will choose players and suggest them to team owners.”

“This app is phenomenal app. I have played many app in my life. This app is created by IFB. It can beat 95% of world’s best poker players. Once you come across this app you will come to realize that lot of skills goes into it and that’s what we are promoting here. Poker is a sport. It’s all about skill and it’s all about what you deliver, here the element of luck is bare minimum. You can have bad hands but be a very good poker player to win that hand”.

“We will organize lot of offline poker events with the federation collectively. If an individual is good at it then he can get into a paid professional player where he can make livelihood out of poker in India.”

Jacqueline Fernandez on Vogue India Casa Cover

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If you’re a #Jacqueline_Fernandez fan, cheer up because the leading lady is all set of give a little sneak-peek into her home in #Vogue India Casa cover.

The “Kick” girl Jacqueline has graced the cover-spread of leading home and decor magazine Vogue Casa. Actress unveiled tow epic covers of the magazine on her social media page.

She captioned the cover, “I will obviously have a pink couch @vogueindia CASA” and her second still, “Welcome home everyone!! Thanks @vogueindia @anaitashroffadajania for this awesome cover! @ashieshshah finally we made it a home!!! @shaanmu @taras84 and the rest of the team big big hug.”

On the cover, Jacqueline is sporting purple and floral colour designer dress and talks about her humble adobe.

On work front, Jacqueline has a massive and varied release line-up, which includes movies like Drive, Judwaa 2 and A Gentleman.

“A Gentleman: Sundar, Susheel, Risky” is an upcoming action comedy film, written and directed by Raj & D. K. It pairs Jacqueline and Sidharth Malhotra for the first time. The movie is slated for 25 August 2017 release.

I Am A Stunt And Food Savvy Person - Taapsee Pannu

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“I am Stunt and Food Savvy person” say #Taapsee_Pannu during her media interaction at the cover launch of Health and Nutrition latest spread.

Lethe, sculpted and stunning Taapsee Pannu is gracing the cover page of leading HEALTH and NUTRITION Magazine. During her media interaction the actress talked about being stunt savvy since her childhood. 

“I was pretty young when I realized that I am stunt person, only the world is realizing now. I use to do all those stunts on cycle; I’d race other kids on cycle. So I’ve a pretty stunt savvy person since childhood. I am food savvy person even more, I live to eat” said Taapsee.

Taapsee Pannu is noted for her action oriented roles, which definitely requires physical attributes and charm but actress added that she had worked hard over time to achieve the desired body but she was a nerd with glasses in childhood.

“I am a nerd. I use to have minus 3.5 power glasses, I had braces but I’ve never been a fat kid. I am a Sardarni, so I had a solid built. So I haven’t been a fat kid but super healthy kid” added Taapsee.

Taapsee hails from non-filmy background and craved her niche in Bollywood. She credits her “let’s try this” spirit and “luck” for the success in films.
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Big B relives 17 years of 'KBC' association

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Megastar #Amitabh_Bachchan, who is bringing back "Kaun Banega Crorepati" #KBC, says he got to relive the 17 years of his association with the popular reality TV game show.

The 74-year-old cine icon took to his blog on Wednesday and shared a few photographs from the show's set.

He wrote: "Just back from reliving 17 years of the start of 'KBC' and my association with it. What a journey and what an experience not just for me but indeed for many."

The "Piku" star says that 17 years is almost a lifetime. 

"Cannot believe that it has actually happened," he added. 
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No plans right now for Kapil Dev, Bishan Singh Bedi biopic: Sidhwani

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Producer #Ritesh_Sidhwani denied rumours about producing a biopic on former cricketers Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh Bedi.

He attended the teaser launch of his upcoming film "Fukrey 2" on Tuesday here and put to rest all rumours surrounding the biopic.

"If people are discussing about biopic being made on Kapil Dev and Bishan Singh Bedi from our side, then I have no idea about it. There are no such plans right now. We are focusing on 'Fukrey' right now and we are making effort to give this one a good release," he said.

The teaser launch of "Fukrey 2" was attended by the entire team including Pulkit Samrat, Mrigdeep Lamba, Varun Sharma, Manjot Snigh and Richa Chadha.

When director Mrigdeep Singh Lamba was asked about a long gap between "Fukrey" and "Fukrey 2", he said they wanted to make it better than the first part. 

Country and pop star Glen Campbell dies

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US country and pop singer Glen Campbell has died after a long battle with Alzheimer's, his family said on the musician's official Facebook account. He was 81.

Campbell passed away on Tuesday, Efe news reported. "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather," their statement said.

The singer, who during his life sold more than 45 million albums, gained national and international fame in the 1960s and '70s not only for his hit songs but also for his television and movie appearances.

Born in 1936 into a humble family in Delight, Arkansas, Campbell got his start in the music world at an early age and, as a guitarist, always admired Django Reinhardt.

Shawn Mendes took long to perfect his fragrance

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Singer #Shawn_Mendes spent a "long time" perfecting his fragrance because he wanted to create a "happy medium".

The 19-year-old who has launched his debut scent titled Shawn Mendes Signature, says he took his time creating the unisex product. He says he has no doubt his product will be a hit with his customers, reports

"It took a long time. I had to find this happy medium," he said.

"For me personally, I have smelled some women's perfume and said, 'I would wear that'. I'm sure a lot of women will smell my cologne and be like, 'Wow, that's awesome. I would wear that too.' I've always thought of it as this is something that smells good," he said.

Amber Heard, Tesla founder 'still friends' after split

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Tesla founder #Elon_Musk, who has confirmed his split from actress #Amber_Heard, says the two are still friends.

Heard, 31, and the 46-year-old tech mogul have called it quits after a little more than a year of dating. But Musk says there is no bad blood between the stars -- and he even hinted at a possible reunion, reports

"Although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another," Musk commented on one of Heard's Instagram posts on Monday. 

"Long distance relationships, when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds," he added.

Avoid an abrasive cloth, opt for hand wash to maintain premium cutlery

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The beauty of your #cutlery comes from the fine material it is moulded from and these sensitive metals often react with free radicals of oxygen. Avoid abrasive cloth for drying the cutlery and use white vinegar to maintain lustre, suggest experts.

Bhavna Goenka, CEO at Memoire and Filippo Ricci, Creative Director of Stefano Ricci, have suggested ways:

* Keep an eye on your washing habits, as abrasive practices can reduce the lifespan of your stainless steel cutlery. Unnecessarily drawn-out storage in a damp dishwasher is the main agent for rust, so remove and hand-dry.

* Abrasive cloth can leave marks and dents on the delicate frame hence only the softest cloth should be used. Ensure that you dry your cutlery with a tea towel rather than leave it to air-dry.

Am a product of Anurag Kashyap's cinema, says Huma Qureshi

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Actress #Huma_Qureshi, who debuted in Bollywood with Anurag Kashyap's "Gangs of Wasseypur", says that she is a product of Anurag Kashyap.

Huma, who was present on Tuesday for the promotional interviews of her upcoming film "Partition: 1947", was responding to queries about the role of directors like Kashyap and Tigmanshu Dhulia in giving content driven cinema.

"I am a product of Anurag Kashyap's cinema, he directed my debut film and I am glad that 'Gangs of Wasseypur' was my first film. When I was working on the film I didn't realise it then but the specialty of the film is that no matter where you are from you will enjoy the film and will be able to relate to it. 
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Anushka Sharma's look in 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' decoded

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Take a cue from actress #Anushka_Sharma's simple yet fashionable style in #Jab_Harry_Met_Sejal to dress well. Use scarves and jackets to play around with different looks, suggest experts.

Samantha Chilton, Head of Design at KOOVS -- an online platform where Anushka's wardrobe in the film is available, and Marta Santambrogio, Creative Director at Shingora, manufacturer of shawls, scarves, stoles and throws, have decoded the look: 

* Anushka has kept the all white dress with colourful scarf look very minimalistic with her all-white attire and grey shoes. The all-white look allows one to experiment with multiple colours. Just add your favourite multicolour scarf to glam up your monochrome dress instantly.
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Doctors happy with Dilip Kumar's health progress

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Doctors treating legendary thespian #Dilip_Kumar, who is undergoing treatment for kidney-related problems, are happy with the progress in his health, a senior official from the #Lilavati_Hospital here said on Tuesday.

"He is improving. His creatinine levels have come down further and doctors are happy with the progress in his health," Ajay Kumar Pande, Vice President, Lilavati Hospital, told.

The 94-year-old is currently in the ICU of the hospital.

Asked about when is he likely to be discharged from the facility, Pande said: "It is not yet decided. But it may be discussed tomorrow."

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Anushka Sharma – The Origin Story

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#Anushka_Sharma has craved her own niche in Bollywood and looks stunning as always on the leading magazine, #ELLE cover page.

The spontaneous actress Anushka unveiled the cover page with caption, “ELLE 2017”. On the magazine cover, Anushka is slaying the modern empowered women look for their August 2017 issue.

Anushka Sharma is currently busy with post-release promotion of her latest outitng with Shah Rukh Khan in Imtiaz Ali directorial “Jab Harry Met Sejal”.

Though the movie opened with mixed reviews by the critics, Anushka and SRK's performance has been appreciated. The movie is faring decently at the box office.

On work front, Anushka has her kitty filled with Pari, which is her home production movie and the Rajkumar Hirani helmed movie- the Sanjay Dutt biopic lead by Ranbir Kapoor.
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Check Out Intriguing new posters of Ranchi Diaries

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Check out the two brand new posters from upcoming dark and intense drama, #Ranchi_Diaries, featuring an impressive ensemble of Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Soundarya Sharma, Himansh Kohli and Taaha Shah.

The trade analyst Taran Adarsh released the posters on social media; he captioned the posters “#RanchiDiaries stars Soundarya Sharma, Himansh Kohli, Taaha Shah, Satish Kaushik, Jimmy Sheirgill and Anupam Kher...5 Oct 2017 release.”

Followed by one more tweet, he wrote, “Presenting the first two posters of #RanchiDiaries...Directed by Sattwik Mohanty...5 Oct 2017 release.”

'Ranchi Diaries' tells the story of a young aspiring actress/model and her Godfather who can do whatever it takes to make it big in life. The makers of the film recently dropped a teaser of the film, which is fast paced and intriguing. A voice in the video suggests that characters are making plans to rob banks. Meanwhile, they are also sure that the task will not be an easy one.

Bhumi Pednekar on women empowerment

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Actress #Bhumi_Pednekar along with #Akshay_Kumar and Yuva Sena chief, a youth wing of Shiv Sena Aditya Thackeray attended graduation of self defense program for women on Sunday in Mumbai. While interacting with media, Bhumi stated that we as a society need to educate boys that women are not their Jageer (Property).

Talking about changing mindset of society towards women, Bhumi said, “I am born and brought up in Mumbai. I think when you are born in India, whether its metro city or smaller city problems are same. I belong to fairly modern family but when I used to wear something short in which more of my body part was seen that time my mother used to advice me to cover up my body. I feel we need to educate our boys that women are not their jageer (property). In small cities, there male supremacy mentality that we have to change which is only possible through education and knowledge.”
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We are planning to release Aksar 2 in September says Zarine Khan

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Actress #Zarine_Khan walked the ramp for fashion designer Archana Kochhar on Saturday in Mumbai. During media interaction, Zarine revealed that Aksar 2 team is planning to release the film in the month of September.

Recently, Aksar 2 first look released, in the poster, we can see Zarine in a black negligee and blood-red lips with a bottle of liquor next to her. Gautam is dressed in a sharp suit sporting an intense look. Gautam is playing a police officer. The poster teases us about the thriller’s dark side.

Talking about Aksar 2, Zarine said, “I am really excited for the film. I am thankful to audience that they liked the motion picture of our film. I hope they will also appreciate our film. We are planning to release it on September”.
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Neha Dhupia on Verve

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The leading actress and talk show host #Neha_Dhupia is slaying the cover page of leading fashion magazine #Verve.

Neha Dhupia shared the cover spread on social media, she captioned it, “Thank you @vervemagazine.”

The smart and stylish Neha Dhupia is looking stunning and gorgeous on the cover spread. She is donning black designer outfit with glasses in her hand, with a killer smile on her face.
Currently Neha Dhupia is making headlines for celebrating “Friendship Day” with her BFF Sonakshi Sinha at an event with the kids. Both had a gala time posing and acting adorable for the shutterbugs.

Neha is also making headways with her second season on her audio chat show, No Filter Neha. After the remarkable success of season one, the actress recently launched the second season with little tweaks.

No Filter Neha season 2 features an impressive array of celebrities, such as Varun Dhawan, Parineeti Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Sania Mirza, Vidya Balan and Imtiaz Ali along with many more.

Baaghi 2, New Journey – Disha Patani

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Finally #Tiger_Shroff and #Disha_Patani Starrer #Baaghi_2 go on floors, confirms the actress through her social media post.

“Baaghi 2” has been in news for some time now, the rumoured couple Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani would be coming together on-screen to romance and pack some punches in Ahmed Khan directorial The film has gone on floors and Disha shares the first team picture.

Disha Patani shared a picture on social media with caption “Getting ready for a new journey #Baaghi2 @NGEMovies @WardaNadiadwala @iTIGERSHROFF @khan_ahmedasas @shairaahmedkhan @sajid.”
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Netflix acquires comic book company Millarworld

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Online entertainment platform #Netflix announced that it has acquired #Millarworld, a comic book company.

The acquisition was the first ever by Netflix. Together, the two companies will bring Millarworld's portfolio of character franchises to life through films, series and children's shows available exclusively to Netflix members, reports Xinhua news agency.

"We look forward to creating new Netflix Originals from several existing franchises as well as new super-hero, anti-hero, fantasy, sci-fi and horror stories Mark (Millar) and his team will continue to create and publish," Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said on Monday.

"I'm so in love with what Netflix is doing and excited by their plans. Netflix is the future and Millarworld couldn't have a better home," said Mark Millar, who runs Millarworld with his wife Lucy.

I'm the plus-size lingerie girl: Ashley Graham

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Model #Ashley_Graham felt she was the ideal candidate to launch a plus-size lingerie line and star in campaigns for Lane Bryant because she thought her fans would expect her to.

The 29-year-old teamed up with fashion house Lane Bryant in 2010 because she "really wanted" to create an underwear collection and felt her fans would expect her to front the campaigns and design the garments, reports

Speaking to New York magazine about her career, Graham said: "Then I really wanted to design lingerie because I felt, 'I'm the plus-size lingerie girl. If people think about plus-size lingerie, they're going to think of me. How can I capitalize on that?' "

Salma Hayek once threatened a filmmaker with legal action

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Actress #Salma_Hayek says she threatened filmmaker Ivan Reitman with legal action after he refused to see her during an audition because they "hated" her.

The 50-year-old had gone to audition for a role in a film. She was originally told the lead part would be altered to suit her native language, but her representatives were later told they would be "crazy" if they thought they would accommodate her for anything other than a "bimbo" part, reports The Guardian newspaper.

"I've never said this to anyone, the name of the director, but it was Ivan Reitman. I was screen-testing for the lead in a film and they said that it was not written Latin, but they wouldn't mind changing it," she said.

"I learned the script but when they sent me the pages for the audition, there was none of the things I had learned, it was another role. So my agent called them and they said, 'Are you crazy? She's Mexican. We can change the race of the bimbo, but not the lead'.

"And they said 'Absolutely under no circumstances'. So I said, 'Okay, you tell them that they either see, or I'm going to sue them'.

Hailey Baldwin feels 'full of love'

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Model #Hailey_Baldwin says her "heart feels so full of love" after attending a religious conference.

The 20-year-old attended the ZOE Conference, which champions the cause of the local church, over the weekend, reports

Jeremy Renner's best role is being a dad

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Actor #Jeremy_Renner says his "best role yet" is being a father to his four-year-old daughter Ava.

The 46-year-old actor has Ava with his former wife Sonni Pacheco.

"I'm just playing my best role to date as a father," Reener told Collider when asked if he has any roles in the pipeline, reports

The "Avengers" star had earlier said he would love to have eight children.

"I'd like to have eight (kids) running around. A gaggle, a little clan. But at this point, that's not in my future … It takes two. Doing it alone is not fun. You want to share the experience," Renner said.

Fans' opinion should be considered, says Ajay Devgn

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Actor-filmmaker #Ajay_Devgan, who has a huge fan following across the nation, says his popularity is because of their love and appreciation and therefore he keeps their demands and wishes in mind while making any film.

After the failure of two highly-anticipated films "Tubelight" and " Jab Harry Met Sejal", the National Awards winning actor, asked if he keeps his fans in mind as they are quite excited about his upcoming film "Baadshaho", said: "I think they(fans) are the one who makes you a star so their opinion should be considered. They really love you and they know what they want from you, so I think their opinion should matter."

Ajay was speaking at a media interaction where the rest of the film's cast and crew including Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D'Cruz, Esha Gupta, Vidyut Jammwal and Milan Luthria were also present.

Lisa Haydon makes a point with breastfeeding photo

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Model-actress #Lisa_Haydon on Monday posted a breastfeeding image with her three-month-old son on social media, sharing how the experience has helped her get back in shape.

The Instagram photograph features Lisa breastfeeding son Zack Lalvani, who she had with husband Dino on May 17. In an accompanying post she stressed the importance of breastfeeding, on the last day of the World Breastfeeding Week. 

She wrote: "I've gotten loads of posts asking about life after having my son, especially to do with weight and fitness. Seeing it's World Breastfeeding Week -- time to give some credit where credit is due."

Just days after delivering her baby, Lisa made an appearance at the Paris Fashion Week showcasing her svelte figure in a red designer dress with a plunging neckline.

Dilip Kumar showing good signs of improvement: Hospital

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Legendary actor #Dilip_Kumar, who is undergoing treatment for kidney-related problems, is showing signs of improvement day by day, said a senior official from Lilavati Hospital.

Doctors are happy with how the 94-year-old actor is responding to treatment, Ajay Kumar Pande, Vice President, Lilavati Hospital, told.

"Dilip saab's health has improved as compared to yesterday. His creatinine levels have come further down, and doctors are happy with these signs," Pande said.

Dilip Kumar is in the ICU.

Akshay Kumar urges positive talk about sanitation

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"Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" actor Akshay Kumar, who took on the unveiling of 24 toilets over 24 hours on Instagram on Monday, says his aim is to spread a wave of positive conversation about sanitation across the country.

He believes that toilet is a taboo subject, but he wants people need to realise that it is a crucial part of everyday life. 

On Monday, Akshay began unveiling images of 24 toilets across smaller villages in Jaipur, Delhi, Rewri, Mohali, Karnal, Panipat, Kota, Yamuna Nagar, Narnaul and Gurugram, on social media via Instagram, read a statement from Viacom18 Motion Pictures.

The activity is reflective of the ethos of "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", which strives to address the subject of open defecation in India, in an entertaining manner.
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Karan Johar gives fans a glimpse of his twins

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Filmmaker #Karan_Johar on Monday shared a heart-warming photograph of the "loves of his life" -- his mother Hiroo with his twins Roohi and Yash, who have turned six months old.

Karan shared the photograph on Twitter. The grandmother is seen cuddling up to the babies.

Karan captioned it: "Loves of my life! My mom and my babies Roohi and Yash. Happy Rakshabandhan."

The twins were born via surrogacy on February 7, and Karan has said time and again that fatherhood has been a life-changing experience for him.

Kim Kardashian ‘proud' of Kylie Jenner

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Reality TV star #Kim_Kardashian says she is "proud" of her half-sister #Kylie_Jenner for starting her own TV show.

Kim congratulated Kylie on her new reality show, "The Life of Kylie", on Instagram on Sunday, reports

"So proud of my little sister Kylie Jenner. She has her own show," Kim wrote on Instagram alongside a photograph in which Kim and Kylie can be seen hugging each other.

Besides Kylie's own show, Kim also promoted the upcoming season of their family show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians", which returns to screens later this year. 

Big B doesn't want 75th birthday celebrations

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Bollywood megastar #Amitabh_Bachchan, who will turn 75 in October, says he won't allow, acknowledge or endorse any celebration for his milestone birthday.

Amitabh will turn a year older on October 11.

On his blog, he wrote: "Many threaten and plan a 75th celebration for my birth. May it be known that there shall be no such event, allowed or even acknowledged. May it be known that if there is such move by others, they must withdraw from it for I shall never acknowledge or endorse such... Be it family or Ef (extended family) or any other... it is not going to be with any consent.

"It shall only drive me to some isolated unknown location which shall never be known by any. Period!"

Amber Rose to marry beau 21 Savage

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Model-actress #Amber_Rose says she is planning to marry her new beau 21 Savage.

Rose shared her love for the rapper over social media after he performed at Lollapalooza held at Grant Park in Chicago last week, reports

She took to Instagram to share some videos taken from the concert. 

The words "Imma marry him" and "I love him" were written across the videos that showed the rapper, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, delivering a lively performance in front of the crowd. 

Italian actress to feature in Arko's 'Aainda'

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Italian actress #Madalina, who starred opposite actor Jude Law in "The Young Pope", will be featuring in singer-songwriter Arko Pravo Mukherji's new single "Aainda: An ode to idealistic love".

Sony Music Pop, the pop division under global music giant Sony Music, will release the song on Thursday.

Excited on her debut with Arko, Madalina said in a statement: "The song is just amazing with a hook that would stay with you forever. I will soon reveal who is my lead star. But what I can say is that I feel so honoured to be working with such a great person and a great actor. And so happy to be a part of this project."

Composed and sung by Arko himself, the song is about a couple at the brink of separation trying to find possibilities to find love in each other again.